Saiyuki RELOAD Episode GuideSaiyuki RELOAD Episode Guide11 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The Bullets are Reloaded ++RUN++
Japanese title: Tama wa Futatabi Komerareta ++RUN++
Our friends come to a peaceful little town and wore disguises to avoid unnecessary attention. Their strange behavior roused the curiosity of Seikan, a little girl whose family runs the inn the boys are staying in. With the current rumors of young women being murdered by youkais, Seikan starts to panic when she overhears the ikkhou's strange conversation and begins to suspect that they are the youkais. Later that night, her elder sister, Seiwei did not return from running some errands. Now it is up to Sanzo and his companions to reveal themselves and save Seiwei before anything happens to her.
Comment: This episode was taken from Saiyuki RELOAD manga Volume 1, Act 1: RUN.
Squirming Trap ++Wanted Dead or Alive++
Japanese title: Ugomeku Wana ++Wanted Dead or Alive++
They are hungry and tired after a long journey
Valentine's DayThat morning, when Ziggy Stardust saw the shimmering quilt being unpacked in the common room, all bets appeared to be off.Valentine's Day5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"This will look wonderful on my bed!" he cooed as he fingered the silver lame lace that edged the night-black satin quilt spangled with sequin stars, button moons, and velvet planets.
David heaved that particularly deep sigh that only Ziggy's antics brought out. "This isn't for you, Ziggy. The Astronettes may have sent it, but you're not the only one here with your eye on the stars."
"Well, whose is it then?" he asked with a pout.
"You'll see if you help us get it upstairs it's rather heavy."
Jealous but as ever unable to resist his curiosity, Ziggy helped David, Major Tom, and Pierrot carry it up to a particular bedroom...
"It's quite an accurate star chart," Major Tom whispered as they each took a corner of the quilt and slowly eased it onto the bed, not wanting to wake its weary occupant. "How long do you think it took the
Because You're Young (%%%)Because You're Young3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pure black; grey velvet sheets pouring through the window from outside's dawn. Pierrot's eyes blinked carefully open, and peered around the room, which seemed oblivous to the fact it was morning, as everything in it was still coated in darkness. Quietly peeling off his covers so as not to disturb Serious Moonlight, his no-nonsense-before-noon room-mate. Well, frankly, Serious was no-nonsense at all, really, thought Pierrot. Slinking out into the hallway, Pierrot relaxed. He loved this time of day. It was his time. No one was up, and therefore no one could see him. Walking to the loo, he pondered his role in this new house. He never was sure if he was afraid of everyone, and he didn't talk to them because of it, or if they were afraid of him and that was why they didn't talk to him. Either way, he was shy, and no one liked him at all. He wasn't...unlikable, he thought, just very, very quiet, and odd. He rarely even ta
A Bedroom Farce"Well, I've had it!" Ziggy groused as he tossed away another lipstick that had been worn down to a sticky nub. "It's Scary Monster who's doing this, I just know it!"A Bedroom Farce4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"What makes you say that?" asked Sers, who had come into his room to borrow some hairspray.
"No one else here uses as much makeup as I do," Ziggy explained, "and I keep this room locked when I'm away. It would have to be someone with unnatural powers and a love of powders who'd manage to pinch my supplies!"
"Powers? Now, now, Ziggy, there's nothing that proves Scary Monster is an actual monster much less someone who can slip in and out of a room without being noticed. You're probably just so busy you're losing track of your supplies."
"I know I'm right! You can never trust a clown " They were still arguing as they left, Ziggy locking the door behind him.
From beneath Ziggy's bed, there could be heard the crinkling of delicate fabrics. Scary Monster care
The Obstacle CourseThe second big challenge of the competition was the obstacle course! Here's a recap of the actionThe Obstacle Course4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The wall of stardom was an imposing first obstacle. Even without his magic, Jareth scaled it nimbly and took an early lead followed closely by Monte, who apparently is used to being on the run, and Glass Spider, who certainly takes after his namesake! As for the others, Newton and Pierrot's light, slender bodies gave them an advantage in this challenge, while Sir Roland Moorecock and Vendice Partners proved a little well, to be sensitive as possible, slower with regards to their physiques and came in last.
The moss garden leg literally kept the competitors on their toes. The Thin White Duke's anxiousness served him well, as he did not step on any of the mines. Lodger was nervy too, but though he did trigger a few mines he was not fazed by the explosions. As for Ziggy Stardust, who already had problems scali
Haunted"At least a glass of milk, Cloud?" Tifa asked as the blonde man stood up from his place at the table and walked to the door, waving over his shoulder.Haunted4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm ok" He said and climbed the stairs, hearing Marlene and Denzel laughing at some random TV show and pushing each other around. His lips curled up slightly in a small smile as he shook his head: he liked it here, it was peaceful, at least while the two kids were in school and Tifa was at the bar working. His job was going pretty well too, it provided him with enough gil to help Tifa with the essentials, buy the children a toy or two and still allow him afford a couple of things for his bike and himself. However, he was never at ease in his room, there was a constant presence there, lurking around the lifeless place, making the piece chilly and giving it a dark aura. Denzel once told him he was paranoid, and that he actually liked Cloud's room, even when it was most of the time messy; the younger boy often slept with Cloud, snuggling c
Amigurumi 100 Theme ChallengeThe Amigurumi 100 Theme ChallengeAmigurumi 100 Theme Challenge5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
1. Teddy Bear
14. Big Ears
25. Upside Down
46. Black & White
51. Sea Creature
68. Get Well Soon
Cooking with the DukeOne could almost see stink lines emanate from the Thin White Duke's creasing brow. He had so generously offered to make dinner for the other personae, had slaved all afternoon in the kitchen, and now here the personae sat, barely nibbling at the main course.Cooking with the Duke4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
His eyes flashed when they caught sight of Major Celliers chewing on the petals of a rose he had plucked from the centerpiece. "Found something more palatable than my stuffed red peppers, Major?"
"Oh, I wouldn't say more palatable," Celliers replied with his own eyes twinkling and his lips half-smiling. "But you've offered us no traditional scoop of sherbet between courses, and I have to cleanse my palate somehow."
"He has a point," said fellow military man Lieutenant Paul Von Przygodsky. "There is a certain sameness to your cooking. I mean, a salad of red peppers drizzled with red pepper vinaigrette followed by roasted red pepper soup followed by stuffed red peppers, with cand
Nocturnal ConversationsIt was late at night when Sers woke up from the sound of a slammed door. Upon first waking, he didn’t know where he was - then he remembered the evening before: he was watching a film and had fallen asleep on the couch in the living room while he was waiting for Duke to come home. The thin ginger had disappeared six days ago and after three days, they filed a missing person's report, the police immediately searching for him.Nocturnal Conversations3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
One of the more caring souls, probably Lodger, had switched off the TV and had covered Sers with a blanket. He waited, straining to hear any sign that Duke might have come home and maybe had just gone up to his room unnoticed, and he just wanted to turn around to continue sleeping - when he heard something else. He closed his eyes and listened, yes... it could only be Duke, who must have come in just a few moments ago – nobody else in the household had what seemed to be a permanent cold. But what was he doing?
With a sigh, Sers got up from the co
Meet the CompetitorsIt's a beautiful azure day on Knossos Island as our two teams arrive from New York City by yacht. From our candid interviews as they disembarked, it's clear all the contestants know what they think of each other and what they want.Meet the Competitors4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
First up, let's get to know the cool blue members of the Astronettes!
"I'm always up for exploring, as you know, so Pierrot and I are looking forward to the next few weeks. I can only hope the judges don't think my protein pills are an unfair advantage, or something "
"You know, I'm the one who came up with the name Astronettes for our team! Dave wanted to call it something bland like the Heathens or the Heroes, but I convinced the others to go with something more glamorous. Of course, I'm a born leader and if I can make it to the top of the pops I can certainly make it to the top here! I only wish that Scary Monster wasn't on our team! I don't trust him one bit
Jareth Gets MotivatedIn the dining room, Jareth was smiling and humming to himself as he slathered peach preserves on his toast.Jareth Gets Motivated5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Halloween Jack managed to catch his glance (with both eyes, having dressed in one of his American-style suits today rather than what the other personae called "that pirate getup") and asked, "So what has His Majesty in such a cheerful mood this morning?"
Jareth was startled by the question and could feel his cheeks burn to see Halloween Jack languidly leaning back in his chair, sipping his milk and expecting an answer. But there was no reason to keep things a secret, so
"If you must know, I seem to have found a means of winning my Sarah's heart at last."
"Which is?" Halloween Jack smirked.
"I will be working with an advisor to develop a strategy for my next encounter with her, let's say. All these years I lamented her turning down my offer of all her dreams come true. Well, my advisor has shown me the light, and I finally und
Art TipsI am writing this for a friend and for anyone else who may find it useful. The following treatise is by no means law or the only way to do things. It's only what I know or believe so far and it's probably not applicable to most styles except those similar to my own. Take from it what you will.Art Tips5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1.) Gesture drawings: Yeah, I know, it's one of the most annoying criticisms you'll get "you need to do more gesture drawings!" Stifle your reflex to kick them into a volcano and do it. Your art will be better for it. Try to set aside at least 15 minutes a day for gesture drawing.
2.) Draw from life: If you've been drawing or painting for any significant amount of time, you've probably heard this one too. Second verse, same as the first. Do it, your art will be better for it. Observational skills are KEY to representational art and the more you hone them, the more skilled you will become. Try to imprint on things you see around you; think of life as like a big How To catalog.
3.) Variation: Varia
Beatles Slash QuotesBeatles Slash Quotes6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
"We were each other's intimates." - Paul, The Beatles: A Biography
"Paul and I know each other on a lot of different levels that very few people know about." - John
Q Magazine - 1998
Q: "If John Lennon could come back for a day, how would you spend it with him?"
Paul: "In bed."
Thanks Herzogs Shoe - How about "Just like Jesse James" by Cher? I don't think people should be upset by the gay rumors. I read somewhere it started when Keith Richards found them in bed together. What a gorgeous image - doesn't matter if it's true or not!!! They had a very close friendship - Paul has said he isn't upset by it and John thought it was funny and always called Paul his ex-fiance. If they weren't upset by it, then why should anyone else be? jananabanana20, Youtube
"I have had two companions in my life. Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono. That's not bad" John
Interview of 1975 for Hit parader
Q: "Yeah, your friends..."
John: "Yes, all your best friends let you know what's
Promise?The wind of Junon threw back Aerith's brunet tendrils, her long braid swaying in the air. She placed her left hand above her brow line, shielding the sun's glare from her eyes as she peered up at the ship like a young child gazing at a long awaited gift. It was purely magnificent she thought. The airship was accompanied by a deep blue sky. It was truly an amazing sight to the cetra.Promise?4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had never gotten the chance to see something so amazing before and she wanted so badly to get on that airship and soar through the skies but, she couldn't. Hours later, Aerith found herself wearing a SOLDIER's uniform, feeling the strong waves of the ocean rock her and the boat back and forth as they road to their next destination. This too was an experience she had never been through before. Not wanting to be found, Aerith decided to hide herself behind a few wooden crates below decks. After a while of sitting there, she heard heavy steps stop behind her.
"Hey," she heard a familiar voice call ou
Miss Tansybaum's CarnivalBy all accounts, Miss Tansybaum's Circus of the Moderately Peculiar should not have continued to operate. They were a very small operation as circuses went, they had no rides and their menagerie consisted of a single geriatric lion and a handful of obscure species, such as the Sudanese Crooning Lizards, who were obscure for a reason. Sure, Brendan the Mono-juggler could keep a single ball in the air for hours, but you got tired of watching after the first few minutes.Miss Tansybaum's Carnival6 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Lord Maggothaunch's Carnival of the Un-Ordinary should have crushed them out of existence in the first year--indeed, that was among the lord's stated goals--and its failure to do so was a source of intense frustration for him. Did he not have scantily clad women and a genuine, if sullen tiger? Did he not have a genuine freakshow, with real live freaks, including a pair of dubious Siamese twins and a two-headed calf in a jar?
Miss Tansybaum did not have a freakshow (at least not in the conventional sense, although the less
The Team Diamond Dogs CabinSir Roland Moorecock heaved a sigh at the sight of the cabin's weary wooden interior. "I'll bet those aren't even 500-count Egyptian cotton sheets," he said. "You'd think we were in a third-world country!"The Team Diamond Dogs Cabin4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"You're sheltered," Lodger said as he turned back the sheets on his bed. "You should have seen some of the youth hostels I knew in Berlin!"
"I don't care, this place is filthy!" Sir Roland said with a sneer, preparing to stomp on a stray spider crossing his path.
Only Glass Spider's swift hands rescued the helpless arachnid. He carried it over to the corner of the cabin closest to the bed he had picked out. "There you go, small one. You'll be safer there..."
Jareth, meanwhile, had used his magic to turn his rusty-springed mattress into a huge puff of feather-filled, silk-topped comfort. As he curled up under newly-satin sheets, Sir Roland stalked over to his side.
"Oh, His Majesty makes sure HE'S
Never Really Cared For It: CxA Valentine's DayThe gang had been traveling now for what seemed like days, running on little to no sleep and barely enough energy to stay awake let alone fight off any enemies. So when the members of AVALANCHE stumbled across a small town outside of Gongaga they were ecstatic to have an opportunity to catch up with themselves.Never Really Cared For It: CxA Valentine's Day4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As the others went about by themselves, Cloud was sitting by himself, going over what happened the other day. He was still slightly jealous and envious of what he witnessed the other day about Aerith's past.
"Zack." He muttered, his brow furrowed, his arms crossed as he leaned against a building wall trying to keep to himself. "The hell's so good about this Zack guy anyway." bickering to himself immaturely as images and thoughts of what he and Aerith did together rushed through his mind.
He couldn't help but wonder how serious they were-not like any of it was his business- Still, he couldn't help but think. He suddenly remembered what Aerith had described Zack as, "First love."
100 Writing Prompts1. The love that you give100 Writing Prompts3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
2. Life is a journey
3. Rustling leaves
4. The clank of glassware
7. When we began
9. Bad Times
10. Doing what has to be done.
12. The stars above
15. Large Shirt
19. Heart Strings
30. Snow Globe
31. Golden Microphone
34. "For as long as you live."
37. Leather Jackets
41. Solar Powered
42. Iron Maidens
43. Bought and Sold
54. Putting it to rest.
55. Look around you.
56. "Still My Guitar Gently Weeps." ~~George Harrison
58. Breaking Down
62. Dance in the rain
63. A Catch-22
66. Fit to be
A Surprise Summoning [Jareth x Reader (ch2)]A Surprise Summoning [Jareth x Reader (ch2)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You motioned to a corner of her room in which there was an open Barbie doll house with at least fifteen dolls all neatly lined up. Above that were two shelves, opposite each other on the walls, on which 30 Monster High dolls stood in their stands. “Look, you even have boy dolls. You can make them kiss or something.”
She gasped and looked at you like “ooh, you’re in trouble.”
“Oh please, you watch Nickelodeon, you practically know about sex already,” you wanted to say. But you didn’t. Instead, you said, “I’m sorry. Play with them how you want.”
You waited until she was on her knees with two dolls in her hands before you left and took a seat in the living room just through the door. The Labyrinth was opened a third time, and you began to read.
Then you heard, through the wall, in the voice of a girl imitating a man, “Dear, do you want to hear the new words I just learned? I am going to use them to confuse Rachel beca
The Wiccan BeliefsThe Wiccan BeliefsThe Wiccan Beliefs7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The following is not universally accepted by all Wiccans and Pagans, but as a general rule, these are representative of the Wiccan belief system. This list was borrowed from Our Lady of the Woods, Copyright 1983. Though these may look similiar to the Wiccan principles, they are different.
The divine Spirit is present in all creatures and things: people, animals, plants, stones...
The ultimate creative force manifests in both feminine and masculine modes; therefore it is often symbolized as the Goddess and The God.
In some covens, both are celebrated equally. In others, The Goddess is given precedence or even celebrated without reference to the God.
All Goddesses and Gods are aspects of The Goddess and The God. The aspects most popular in Wicca are the Triple Goddess of the Moon (Maiden, Mother and Crone) and the Horned God of death and rebirth.
Reincarnation and karma are valid concepts. Upon death one goes to a state of rest and reflection, and eventua
I've loved you for how long?I've loved you for how long?5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The problem of leisure
What to do for pleasure
Ideal love a new purchase
A market of the senses
Dream of the perfect life
-Natural's Not In It by Gang of Four
The day I had that dream I didn't know my life was going to change in few hours.
"My dream started in a pool. I was wearing a red dress and the pools water was quite clean. I stared at the water and a second later I was in the water. The water was getting in my mouth while I fought to get out of the pool but there was no use I was drowning. I felt so heavy and I was going deeper every passing second. Then suddenly I found myself looking at the glass pyramids of the Louvre. I've loved that place since I was 7 and always begged my parents to take me there. But this time it was different, there was no one but me and the sun was rising. The
No more fight It was the middle of the night when Mick woke up suddenly. He was shaking, and scared, just like he had a nightmare. He slowly tried to look around the dark room, and then he realized the truth. He was in a hospital room, so it wasn't a nightmare. But he was surprised because he had sleep on a chair Then he looked down at the bed Somebody was lying in it, asleep. This fluffy long blond hair, and this cute face full of scars. His eyes closed, he was deeply asleep, but Mick could see the pain on his face. He couldn't prevent to feel guilty when he saw this. His bandmate and friend, Vince, who was suffering like this because of him. He just couldn't believe it. Mick and Vince had an argument a few days ago. It was for a stupid reason, but it ended very bad because Mick hit Vince, saying he hated him and never wanted to see him again. Then he refused to speak to Vince, and every time this one tried to talk with him, he said he had something to do and let him. HeNo more fight4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Injustice: Gods Among Us ReviewInjustice: Gods Among Us Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Ever since I got into DC Comics as much as I am now, I've been thinking to myself: Man... what if they made a fighting game with nothing but established DC Comics characters in it fighting each other, and if the game worked and was fantastic? What if the levels where interactive and made you feel like you took a part in events right out from the comics in a cinematic way? What if all the characters where free to work the way they are supposed to, without any limits or worry about balancing it out and just make sure it still does work and somehow is balanced? I know it will never happen, but... I can dream. I mean, man... what if the game even had Doomsday and Deathstroke in it?
Kept on and on and on thinking about this to myself. Because that's what I do - I envision perfect things to arrive and exist. People tell me those thing will never happen, but it actually is one of the few things I always keep myself optimistic about. And unlike most people, I do not take it fo
Love Me Forever I woke up on the next morning It was probably late. I looked at the clock, and saw it. 11:30 AM. It was late. But this room it was not mine /Where am I?/ I started thinking. Then I remembered all. Days after days I was thinking about him, nights after nights I had followed him at every shows I could. And finally, finally I got him. Yesterday night, I was waiting for him because I didn't have enough money to go at the show, and, after many hours, he saw me. I was alone, seated on the corner in a dark street. He asked me why I was alone here at this hour, and he said he would pay a drink to me. So we went to a bar, we took a drink, we spoke and laughed a long time. He was even more nice that everything I imagined. But it was not all. He proposed to take me back home, but on the way he said he had forgot something at his home. So we went there, and we stayed here .and we had sex all the night.Love Me Forever4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But now it was over, it was the morning, and I was af